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sheepdog

or sheep dog

[ sheep-dawg, -dog ]
/ ˈʃipˌdɔg, -ˌdɒg /
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noun

a dog trained to herd and guard sheep.

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Origin of sheepdog

First recorded in 1765–75; sheep + dog
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British Dictionary definitions for sheepdog

sheepdog
/ (ˈʃiːpˌdɒɡ) /

noun

Also called: shepherd dog a dog used for herding sheepSee Border collie
any of various breeds of dog reared originally for herding sheepSee Old English sheepdog, Shetland sheepdog
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